LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
Zakalidas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Boot problems during install of fedora core 2


I am currently using Windows XP and I am attempting to install Fedora Core 2. When I attempt to boot off of the CD it boots into the menus but regardless of which options I choose it loads vmlinux and loads most of initrd.img before restarting. It doesn't freeze or give any error it simply restarts. I have copied the CD's to the hard drive without any errors so I assume that they are not corrupt. There is a verification file on the Fedora core 2 download site although the directions do not make sense so I assume they use a linux command which I do not have access to. Is there any other way to verify the CDs or ideas of how to make the installation boot?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
xbennyboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: openSUSE 10.2
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
Maybe its your memory? Do you have enough space on your hardrive to do a dual boot? What about your resolution?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
Zakalidas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
When I was looking through the boot options I found the memory tester and the memory test ran fine with no errors. I have enough space on my hard drive but I would rather not dual boot I was hoping to format the drive and install Fedora. My monitor supports up to 1280x1024 although I don't think that is a problem because the Fedora installation still wouldn't boot in text mode.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 08:04 PM   #4
xbennyboy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: openSUSE 10.2
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
Try using the options listed in the F2- F5 keys. Did you run the MD5 checksum on the ISO's? What about your CD-drive? try running the cds on a different computer

Sorry I can't be of much help! All my linux installations ran fine. I have personally not experienced any problems with booting from CDs.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 08:35 PM   #5
Zakalidas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have tried many of the boot options but they all restart my computer. I'm not sure how to run the MD5 checksum because the description of how to preform it on the Fedora site is in Linux. Is it possible to verify the ISOs in Windows? I currently don't have another system to test the CD's on. I've tried another CD drive but it can't read the burnt CDs.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
Zakalidas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have found a program to verify the ISOs and they are fine. I have also attempted to extract the ISOs to my hard drive and boot with the boot.iso image on a CD. It still restarts.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:38 AM   #7
youngstorm
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Fedora 21, RHEL 5,6&7, Windoze 7
Posts: 235

Rep: Reputation: 31
hi,
how did you burn the ISO's to cd?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:59 AM   #8
Zakalidas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I burnt the ISOs in Nero using the burn image command. In the options there is write per track, write per disc and write per disc/96. I have tried all 3 methods and nothing seems to work. I also finalize the CDs.

I found a new message I didn't notice before. Right before the computer restarts it flashes "Uncompressing linux ... OK, booting the kernel." I'm not sure if that can help diagnose the problem.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 04:01 PM   #9
youngstorm
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Fedora 21, RHEL 5,6&7, Windoze 7
Posts: 235

Rep: Reputation: 31
the message you saw,
"Uncompressing linux ... OK, booting the kernel."
is normal.
I would suggest trying a different distro..
try Mandrake.
I have heard Fedora Core 2 has some problems
with duel booting. It could be that whatever is causing
that is also causing your prob.
Like I said, give Mandrake a whirl.
or SUSE
or Debian
or Knoppix
or Slackware
or Gentoo
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora Core 3 install->boot issues 1337 Twinkie Fedora 6 02-21-2005 11:42 AM
Trying to install Fedora Core 3 on a machine that cannot boot to CD caps_phisto Fedora - Installation 1 02-11-2005 09:42 PM
Fedora core 2 will not boot after install reconrex Fedora 7 10-21-2004 04:40 PM
Install CD won't boot on PC with XP Home - Fedora Core 2 Zedd129 Fedora - Installation 4 08-09-2004 04:49 AM
boot problems - Fedora Core 2 Fishyman Fedora 3 08-03-2004 05:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration